Melville Alexander MacLennan1,2

M, #3125, b. 27 August 1909, d. 6 January 1996
Last Edited19 Dec 2013
     Melville was born on 27 August 1909.2 Melville married Mildred Georgina Lewis.1,2 He died on 6 January 1996 at age 86.2 Melville Alexander MacLennan was buried in Culross-Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.2
     Melville Alexander MacLennan was listed as predeceased in the obituary of Mildred Georgina Lewis who died 16 January 2000, Husband.3,4

Family

Mildred Georgina Lewis b. 24 Jul 1911, d. 16 Jan 2000
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] Letter from Mary Louise Young (Manitoba) to Rick Moffat, Mar 20, 1998; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Page 2.
  2. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, [http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/878046 Melvin Alexander MacLennan]
    August 27, 1909
    January 6, 1996
    Culross-Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce County, ON. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  3. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, [http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/878045 Mildred G Lewis]
    July 24, 1911
    January 16, 2000
    Culross-Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce County, ON.
  4. [S5054] Toronto Star Obituaries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999 - April 2000, February 2001, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx, Mildred Georgina (Lewis) MacLennan.
  5. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, [http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/878049 Richard Lewis MacLennan]
    30 May 1938
    Culross-Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce County, ON.
  6. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, [http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/878048 Janice Lorraine MacLennan]
    24 September 1944
    Culross-Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce County, ON.

Gordon Sheppard Blackford1,2,3,4

M, #3126, b. 23 April 1910, d. 14 July 2000
Father*Gordon Irwin Blackford3
Mother*Florence Sheppard3
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     Gordon was born on 23 April 1910 in 535 Clinton St., Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 004144.3,4 Gordon married Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey.1,5 He died on 14 July 2000 in Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.2
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Karen Gordon Found. Predeceased: Lorraine Harvey.6 Gordon Sheppard Blackford was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.4
     In the obituary of Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey who died 20 April 1995, her husband, Gordon Blackford was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Karen Gordon Found who died 7 June 2015, her father, Gordon Blackford was listed as predeceased.7

Family

Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey b. 30 Jan 1910, d. 20 Apr 1995
Marriage*Gordon married Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey.1,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S22] Letter from Mary Louise Young (Manitoba) to Rick Moffat, Mar 20, 1998; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Page 2.
  2. [S5280] Blackford, Gordon S, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, Jul 22 , 2000, Page 26, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as National Post.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Gordon Shippard Blackford [I read Sheppard as his mother's surname. "i" is open to interpretation in his given names]
    Date of Birth:     23 Apr 1910
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Place:     535 Clinton St., Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Gordon Irwin Blackford
    Father's Occupation:     Secretary Mining Company
    Mother's Name: Florence Sheppard
    Parents Married:     Toronto, 1909 - Apr 8
    Registration Number:     004144. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Gordon Sheppard Blackford.
  5. [S5279] Blackford, M. Lorraine (nee Harvey), Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Apr 22, 1995 viewed at Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files,, No on-line version of this obituary is currently available (2018). Hereinafter cited as Globe and Mail.
  6. [S5280] National Post, Jul 22 , 2000, Page 26, column 2, Obituary: Gordon S. Blackford.
  7. [S7966] Karen Found, The Toronto Star, Toronto, ON, June 13, 2015 viewed at www.legacy.com,, Obituary: Karen Gordon Found née Blackford. Hereinafter cited as Toronto Star.

Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey1,2,3,4

F, #3127, b. 30 January 1910, d. 20 April 1995
Father*Fredrick R Harvey5 b. Nov 1875
Mother*Elsie Mary Perkins5 b. 20 Sep 1880, d. 31 Dec 1944
Relationship3rd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Mary was born on 30 January 1910 in 15 Palmerston Sq, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.4,6,7 Alternatively, she was born in April 1910 in Ontario, Canada.8 Mary married Gordon Sheppard Blackford.5,2
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Gordon Blackford and Karen.2 She died on 20 April 1995, possibly at Toronto General Hospital, referred to as Toronto Hospital, in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 85.2 Mary Loraine Ramsey Harvey was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.9
     In the obituary of Gordon Sheppard Blackford who died 14 July 2000, his wife, Lorraine Harvey was listed as predeceased.10
     In the obituary of Karen Gordon Found who died 7 June 2015, her mother, Lorraine Harvey was listed as predeceased.11

Census Data

     Loraine Harvey appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Toronto, York County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Fred Harvey and Elsie Harvey.8
     Loraine Harvey appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Toronto, York County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Fred R Harvey and Elsie Harvey.7

Family

Gordon Sheppard Blackford b. 23 Apr 1910, d. 14 Jul 2000
Marriage*Mary married Gordon Sheppard Blackford.5,2 
Child

Citations

  1. Secondary sources add a second "r" to Lorraine.
  2. [S5279] Blackford, M. Lorraine (nee Harvey), Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Apr 22, 1995 viewed at Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files,, No on-line version of this obituary is currently available (2018). Hereinafter cited as Globe and Mail.
  3. [S293] Gerry Mattinson, "Gerry Mattinson Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, various dates, Mary "Lorraine" Ramsey HARVEY & her husband; Nov 28, 2014

    Here are the obituaries for Mary "Lorraine" Ramsey HARVEY (d/o Frederick Ramsay Harvey & Elsie Mary Perkins) & her husband...

    Note that Gerry does not give sources for her full name.
  4. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Loraine Ramsay Harvey
    Date of Birth:     30 Jan 1910
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Place:     15 Palmerston Sq, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Frederick R Harvey
    Father's Occupation:     Insurance
    Mother's Name: Elsie M Perkins
    Parents Married:     Teesater, Ont 1907
    Registration Number:     002100. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  5. [S22] Letter from Mary Louise Young (Manitoba) to Rick Moffat, Mar 20, 1998; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Page 2.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., M. Lorriance(sic) Harvey Blackford
    Grave MarkerTranscription:
    M. Lorraine Harvey Blackford     1910 - 1995.
  7. [S5281] Fred R Harvey household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 2, Toronto North, Ontario; Page Number: 2, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S5282] Fred Harvey household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, York, York South, Ontario; Page: 1; Family No: 9, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi M. Lorriance(sic) Harvey Blackford.
  10. [S5280] Blackford, Gordon S, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, Jul 22 , 2000, Page 26, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Gordon S. Blackford. Hereinafter cited as National Post.
  11. [S7966] Karen Found, The Toronto Star, Toronto, ON, June 13, 2015 viewed at www.legacy.com,, Obituary: Karen Gordon Found née Blackford. Hereinafter cited as Toronto Star.

Albert Ralph Horner1,2,3

M, #3131, b. 26 April 1913, d. 2 January 2009
Father*John Hugh Horner4 d. 1927
Mother*Lila May Murphy4 d. 1973
Last Edited12 May 2019
     Albert was born on 26 April 1913 in Shawville, Québec, Canada.5,1,4 Albert married Eva Joy Briscoe on 12 July 1944 in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,6,7,2,8,4
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
His parent(s) were listed as Mrs J Horner and John Hugh Horner. Her parent(s) were listed as Reuben Francis Briscoe and Matilda Augusta Briscoe.8
He died on 2 January 2009 at age 95.4
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: John Hugh Horner, Lila May Murphy, Joy Horner and John Horner.4
     Family moved to Saskatchewan when he was 6 months old.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 27 July 1944 :
Miss Eva Joy Briscoe is Bride of Albert R. Horner
St. Andrew's Church, Saskatoon, beautifully decorated, was the setting for the wedding of Eva Joy Briscoe to Albert Ralph Horner of Blaine Lake, elder son of Mrs. J. Horner of Blaine Lake and the late Mr. J. Horner. The Rev. Horace West officiating. The bride, entering the church on the arm of her father, was beautifully attired in a floor-length gown of white sheer and floor-length veil of Tulle. Her bouquet was of pink delight roses and fern. Her only ornament was a string of pearls which had been worn by her mother on her wedding day.

Mrs. T. B. Johnson was matron of honor wearing a floor-length dress of romance blue sheer, with pink chapel veil. She carried a colonial bouquet of carnations, roses and sweet peas.

Miss Mae Louise Lundquest, bridesmaid, wore a floor-length gown of primrose yellow, with blue chapel veil held by a coronet of blue flowers. She carried a colonial bouquet of daisies, sweet peas and roses.

Mr. Lloyd Horner supported the groom, and Messrs. Bev. Goodfellow and Ray Summach were the ushers. During the signing of the register Miss Willa Corcoran sang sweetly, "I'll Walk Beside You." The accompanist was Mrs. Rempel who played the wedding marches and other nuptial music.

Following the ceremony the reception was held at the bride's home. Receiving with the bridal party were the bride's parents, and the groom's mother. Mrs. Briscoe wearing a two-piece dress of Persian lilac with purple accessories and corsage of mauve sweet peas and yellow roses. Mrs. Horner chose for the occasion a heavenly blue dress with black accessories and corsage of Talisman roses and pink sweet peas.

The bride's table was draped with a Chinese linen embroidered cloth and centered with pastel colored sweet peas. The three tiered wedding cake centered the buffet, flanked by bud vases of sweet peas. The Rev. Horace West proposed the toast to the bride, to which the groom made an appropriate reply. Mrs. A. Summach and Mrs. F. Getz, aunts of the bride, presided over the teacups. Mrs. H. D. Sinclair and Mrs. C. Palmer cut the ices. Mrs. Murray Little assisted in looking after the pleasure of the guests and the serviteurs were the Misses Iris Johnson, Gwen Little, Loris Summach and Eileen McCormack. Mrs. B. McCormack was in charge of the guest book. Miss N. M. Land and Miss D. Leard looked after the gift room.

Following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Horner left by car for Banff, the bride donning a dressmaker suit of aqua wool with British tan accessories and wearing a shoulder knot of Talisman roses.

Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. F. Getz, Killaloe, Ont., Mts. T.B. Johnson, Maymont; Mrs. C. Palmer, Marsden; Mr. and Mrs. Boddy, Prince Albert; Mr. M. Briscoe, Wiseton; Mr. Murphy, Mrs. J. L. Horner, Mrs. B. Horner, Mrs. W. Horner and Miss E. Church, Blaine Lake; Mr. and Mrs. A. Summach, Mr. and Mrs. Wilf Summach and Mr. and Mrs. E. Younge (sic), of Asquith.8

     In the obituary of Matilda Augusta Briscoe who died 5 January 1971, Matilda's son-in-law, Albert Ralph Horner was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of John Francis Horner who died 31 October 1992, John's father, Albert Horner was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Joy Horner who died 7 December 2003, Joy's husband, Albert Horner was listed as a survivor.10
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 5 January 2009 .4

Family

Eva Joy Briscoe b. 6 Feb 1922, d. 7 Dec 2003
MarriageAlbert married Eva Joy Briscoe on 12 July 1944 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.1,6,7,2,8,4 
MarWitReg*
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
His parent(s) were listed as Mrs J Horner and John Hugh Horner. Her parent(s) were listed as Reuben Francis Briscoe and Matilda Augusta Briscoe.8
 
Child

Citations

  1. [S37] Peter C Smith, online GED file received by email, Peter C Smith (Ontario), downloaded Dec 1998.
  2. [S2844] Deaths - BRISCOE - Matilda Augusta (Tillie), Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 6, 1971, Page: 47 viewed at Saskaoon Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S3184] Miss Eva Joy Briscoe is Bride of Albert R. Horner, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 27, 1944, page 7, columns 4 & 5 viewed at Google News Archive,. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  4. [S3189] Horner, Albert, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 5, 2009, Page 25, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Albert Ralph Horner. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S96] Ray Burant, online www.ancestry.com, Ray Burant (Renfrew, ON), downloaded Aug 10, 1998.
  6. [S216] Peter C. Smith - Home Page & Email, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/p.smith/. Hereinafter cited as PCS Home Page & Email.
  7. [S2843] Deaths - BRISCOE, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sep 3, 1975, Page: 47, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Reuben Francis Briscoe. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S3184] StarPhoenix, July 27, 1944, page 7, columns 4 & 5, Miss Eva Joy Briscoe is Bride of Albert R. Horner.
  9. [S3371] Deaths - Horner, John Francis, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nov 3, 1992, Page C1/17, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: John Francis Horner. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S3188] Horner, Joy, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 10, 2003, Page 23, column 2 & 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Joy Horner née Briscoe. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  11. [S3254] Blaine Lake & District History Book Committee, Bridging the Years - era of Blaine Lake and district, 1790-1980 (Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada: Town of Blaine Lake and Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake #434, 1984), Albert Ralph Horner Family - Page 486 ff. Hereinafter cited as Bridging the Years.

John Francis Horner1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #3132, b. 27 September 1948, d. 31 October 1992
Father*Albert Ralph Horner7,1,2,4,5,6 b. 26 Apr 1913, d. 2 Jan 2009
Mother*Eva Joy Briscoe7,1,2,4,5,6 b. 6 Feb 1922, d. 7 Dec 2003
Relationship3rd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 Mar 2019
     John was born on 27 September 1948 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,6 He died on 31 October 1992 at age 44 in a trucking accident.1,7,4,6
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Albert Horner and Joy Horner.6 John Francis Horner was buried on 4 November 1992 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.8,6
     His name was also recorded as John.4
     In the obituary of Reuben Francis Briscoe who died 2 September 1975, Reuben's grandson, John Horner was listed as a survivor.2
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 3 November 1992 .6

     In the obituary of Joy Horner who died 7 December 2003, Joy's and only son, John Horner was listed as predeceased.4
     In the obituary of Albert Ralph Horner who died 2 January 2009, Albert's son, John Horner was listed as predeceased.9

Citations

  1. [S37] Peter C Smith, online GED file received by email, Peter C Smith (Ontario), downloaded Dec 1998.
  2. [S2843] Deaths - BRISCOE, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sep 3, 1975, Page: 47, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Reuben Francis Briscoe. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S2851] Saskatoon Obituary Index : 1946 Onward, online Saskatoon Obituary Index Search, Name: Horner, John Francis. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Obituary Index.
  4. [S3188] Horner, Joy, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 10, 2003, Page 23, column 2 & 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Joy Horner née Briscoe. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S3254] Blaine Lake & District History Book Committee, Bridging the Years - era of Blaine Lake and district, 1790-1980 (Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada: Town of Blaine Lake and Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake #434, 1984), Albert Ralph Horner Family - Page 486 ff. Hereinafter cited as Bridging the Years.
  6. [S3371] Deaths - Horner, John Francis, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nov 3, 1992, Page C1/17, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: John Francis Horner. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S216] Peter C. Smith - Home Page & Email, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/p.smith/. Hereinafter cited as PCS Home Page & Email.
  8. [S266] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon.
  9. [S3189] Horner, Albert, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 5, 2009, Page 25, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Albert Ralph Horner. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.